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Beware: Wonder Antibiotics may not work long if miused

Beware: Wonder drugs developing resistance a deadly problem | The: Use of antibiotics only when necessary and on the prescription of a doctor. Then too, using the correct dosage for the appropriate duration, as advised by the doctor.
Don’t stop antibiotics �early when you feel better.
Don’t keep any balance antibiotics at home after the course is over.
Don’t give antibiotics prescribed to you to anyone else, even if the symptoms of illness seem the same.
Always check the expiry date of the antibiotic before buying it.
Some startling findings were put forth by Prof. Chandanie Wanigatunge of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Srij. A study on antibiotic use in a semi-urban community conducted among 400 adults by a team including Prof. Wanigatunge had found that:
Only 32.8% knew that antibiotics were prescribed for bacterial infections
n 26% thought antibiotics were necessary for the common cold and 86.3% thought antibiotics would relieve symptoms quickly
81.5% took antibiotics according to prescription
14.3% obtained antibiotics directly from pharmacists
Only 57.5% completed the full course of antibiotics
93% of those who discontinued antibiotic use did so as they felt better
12% retained unused antibiotics for later use
6% gave antibiotics to their children without prescription
49.8% obtained information through the mass media and only 9% from their doctors
70% were unaware of antibiotic resistance
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